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news at four front door open nationwide protests. fast food workers across the country are fighting for 15. why they chose to hold rallies on this date and where they will take place today in the metro. and, a driver used to rushing people to the hospital has a new reason to head there. what caused this morning crash...and how the people involved are doing this afternoon. the news at noon starts now. news at noon front door open good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm megan reuther. an ambulance driver taking a patient to the hospital ended up there for another reason...a morning car crash. it happened at the intersection of southwest 6th street and m-l-k parkway just after 7.... the ambulance was going northbound on southwest 6th with its sirens on when it sped through a red light at m-l-k.
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another car headed westbound on m-l-k collided with the ambulance at the intersection. both the driver of the ambulance and the patient went to the hospital as a precaution, no injuries from the crash were reported. the driver of the car did not go to the hospital. des moines community leaders made a big announcement regarding the walnut street revitalization project. "today i am excited to announce that we will be bringing history to life just like that here in this space with a wells fargo museum" community leaders gathered at the wells fargo bank lobby on walnut street to make the announcement this morning. it's part of the street revitalization project. the plans to update the street came to a halt in march of 20-14 when the younkers building at 7th and walnut caught fire. back when it was first announced... backers said the revitalization would include adding shopping... restaurants... and apartments to the corridor. tonight at five, hear more about the museum plans and how leaders
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downtown des moines is one step closer to getting a new hotel next to the convention center. the des moines city council approved to go further with the building of a 330- room hilton hotel complex attached to the convention center last night. this morning, the polk county supervisors passed the plan unanimously. the finalization of the building still must be approved. right now hilton is working with the urban design review board to finish the final plans. they are expected to have that done early next month. the convention center says a new hotel will only help des moines attract bigger and better events. "for the first time ever our convention center landed in the black last year.... over multiple days and that would be bringing it to the next level" construction is slated to begin in february of next year and the hotel is expected to be finished in
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december of 2017. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... let's head down to at the science center. ad lib wx quick skies will become partly sunny this afternoon and temperatures will top out about 60 degrees. clouds will fill in late tonight ahead of our stormy weather expected on wednesday. more details on the potential for severe storms...
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and with today being exactly one food workers are joining in on a nationwide strike saying they're taking the fight for a living wage to the ballot box. members of the iowa citizens for community improvement will stage "fight for fifteen dollars" protests across the state today. dozens of workers will gather in front of a mcdonald's in des moines and waukee demanding at least 15 dollars an hour and better working conditions. the protests will start at 3-45 5-30 p-m.
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right now, iowa's minimum wage is 7 dollars and 25 cents an hour....which is the federal minimum. members of bernie sanders' campaign will rally with the iowa workers today and say that number is unacceptable. "workers who work for the united states government deserve the right to raise their children in security. they deserve the righto earn enough to live in a decent apartment or a decent house. while the democratic presidential hopeful won't actually be in iowa.... sanders showed his support for the fight for 15 dollars movement on capitol hill. during the morning rally, the senator called workers his brothers and sisters and vowed to serve those who serve him. republicans may have to give an answer of their own on minimum wage during tonight's g-o-p debate in milwaukee wisconsin. for the first time... only eight
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candidates will take part in the main debate. mike huckabee and governor chris christie are assigned to the under - card debate. political analysts say jeb bush and marco rubio have a lot to prove this time around. but the main showdown will be rivals drilling the normally calm ben carson on his violent past. "this is the only election in history where you're better off if you stabbed somebody. what are we coming to?" the under - card debate begins at 6 p-m... with the main debate at 8... on fox business network. republicans in central iowa can watch the debate together tonight... the "dallas county g-o-p" is hosting a party at "mickey's irish pub" in waukee. it runs from 5 to 10 p-m. anyone is welcome... but an r-s-v-p is encouraged. you can do that on the group's facebook page. organizers hope the event will attract potential caucus goers. fresh off the debates... two republican presidential hopefuls will spend their veteran's day in iowa.
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jeb bush is scheduled to make three stops in the state tomorrow... he begins the day at the "hy-vee" in johnson... to serve coffee to veterans. then he's off to atlantic... for a meeting at the "coca - cola bottling company." and later he'll speak at the fire department in waukee. rand paul is set to make two stops in the afternoon tomorrow... he'll start in council bluffs... to meet with voters at the "hilton garden inn." then he's headed to ames... to host an event at "jeff's pizza." where waukee students will go to school next year is now in the hands of the school board... its members are responsible for finalizing a new boundary proposal... presented to them last night. the plan is to reduce overcrowding in many of its elementary schools and to prepare the opening of "grant ragan elementary school" next fall. the new boundary would affects nearly 600 students. but many parents say the changes will negatively impact their kids'
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'my son, whos currently in first grade, will be in three schools by the time hes in fourth grade and theres an overwhelming body of research, as the glen village talked about, that suggest s that making children switch schools is not good for their learning. it sets them back 6-8 months, 6-9 months, and it also has profound psychological effects that really arent fully understood.' the school board will vote on the plan in december. still ahead on your news at noon. every week, meteorologist jeriann ritter tells us what we can expect for the weather. but her son's recent diagnosis is something she never saw coming. the disease doctors call a medical mystery, and the new treatment making it more manageable. but first... it's one of the most common and easiest ways to get to school. but some say it's the most dangerous for students. the videos gaining attention and the feature parents and safety are demanding all school buses to require.
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millions of students ride the
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right now, there are 44 states that have no school bus seat belt requirements. for the first time, the federal government is recommending seat belts in every single school bus, nationwide. jeff rossen has more. school bus accident... after school bus accident... children flying through the air,
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this will be dramatic. to show you the danger, we even staged a live crash here on today. wow, as a parent myself, that is so disturbing to watch in person. the child dummies inside thrown around. look at the dent that it makes in the seat and the level of impact there. every year, kids are killed...thousands injured. so why aren't they strapped in? the national highway traffic safety administration doesn't require seat belts on school buses. in september, i went to the top official. should there be seat belts on school buses? there's no question that the safest way to get to school is in that big yellow bus. would safety belts make them even safer? absolutely. so why not mandate that right now as we start a new school year? and so that's really the question that we've been looking at.now, months later...nhtsa taking action...officially declaring "seat belts save lives..." and going even further "our goal is a three-point belt for every child on
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every bus" asking school districts to do it voluntarily...and if not..."rulemaking" may follow. that top official speaking with nbc news again monday. i hope that everyone including manufacturers challenge themselves, why aren't we all doing everything we can to get that seat belt on that school bus.and here's why it's so important. watch this crash test video. these dummies don't have seat belts on. now look at the dummies that do. big difference. they stay in their seats. safety experts say it's a no brainer. when you look at children from the age of 0 to 5 they are restrained in the back seat of their vehicle that is their habit they know that's safer. they get on their big yellow school bus where are the seat belts? since this isn't a mandate yet...it's up to local school districts to spend the money and do it. but it's expensive. and experts worry, they won't...unless they're
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firefighters spent part of the morning putting out a grass
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more clouds will fill in over the skies of iowa this afternoon but still nice conditions with temperatures reaching the low 60s. it is going to be wet and stormy by wednesday afternoon. a few storms may be strong to severe, especially in southeast iowa. this is all due to a strong area of low pressure that will drop through the central us tomorrow. behind that system, it will be really windy and cold. a high wind watch will go into effect wednesday night through thursday morning. highs will be in the 40s by friday. the metro should drop
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friday morning. still ahead on your news at
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363219 - i thought we were gonna go to the doctor and get a quick pill or something but that was not the case meteorologist jeriann ritter is used to predicting the highs and lows. but her son's sudden diagnosis is something no radar could have predicted. after the break how it changed the family's life and why there was
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jeb bush: we do not have to be the world's policeman. we have to be the world's leader. who's going to take care of the christians that are being eliminated in the middle east? who's going to take care of israel and support them - our greatest ally in the middle east? the united states has the capability of doing this, and it's in our economic and national security interest that we do it. i will be that kind of president and i hope you want that kind of president for our country going forward. announcer: right to rise usa is responsible
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but only 5-percent of them have type- one diabetes. awareness month... doctors call type-one a "medical mystery" and they have yet to find a cure... channel 13's jodi whitworth shows us the challenges of living with type- one... and what a cure would mean to some members of our channel 13 family. 260205 - this is big, this is our first big new obstacle - jeriann it's an exciting day for this familiar face -- but with excitement always come nerves 293314 - inserting the censor into his skin, getting the needle out and then it pops off... i didnt think it was gonna look like this did you rob?! - jeriann this visit to blank children's hosptial means peace of mind -- something channel 13 meteorologist jerriann ritter and her husband rob haven't had since the diagnosis 392806 - were used to forecasting highs and lows but these unexpected highs and lows are
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adjusting to this new way of life ... hasn't been easy and it's a reminder of how much learning lies ahead 113619 - sometimes the younger the better, it just becomes a way of life and they dont know any
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doctor dan sleiter -- a nurse practioner -- at blank children's hospital says the number of children with type one diatbetes is growing... diagnosing up to five kids a week... the scary part is... it's not genetic and the disease can literally come out of no where.. 554116 - is there something in our environment that is causing these triggers? is there something in our diet that is causing these triggers. all auto immune dieases are on the rise and we don't know exactly why - and -- there is no cure 551724 - its a hard thing for us as providers to explain to a family, i know what you have but i dont know why you have it but with the help medical technology there's a silver lining 432710 - you don't have to prick your finger as much. i know! so i have to keep in on right now? yep, your never gonna take it off it's called dexcom 290016 - these are the censors, they look more intimidating then they really are it's a censor , implanted into
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sugar levels every five minutes... and send the results via text message to jeriann and her husband. it's only a temporary fix.. but jeriann says her family's stresses should serve as a reminder for others to tap into their parental instincts when they feel something is wrong... 260222 - i want it to just be like when i was in kindergarten. i didn''t have diabetes in kindergarten jodi whitworth channel 13 news teases are done! nationwide protests. fast food
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay,
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people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. are fighting for 15. why they chose to hold rallies on this date and where they will take place today in the metro. and, a driver used to rushing people to the hospital has a new reason to head there. what caused this morning crash...and how the people involved are
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good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm megan reuther. an ambulance driver taking a patient to the hospital ended up there for another reason...a morning car crash. it happened at the intersection of southwest 6th street and m-l-k parkway just after 7.... the ambulance was going northbound on southwest 6th with its sirens on when it sped through a red light at m-l-k. another car headed westbound on m-l-k collided with the ambulance at the intersection. both the driver of the ambulance and the patient went to the hospital as a precaution, no injuries from the crash were reported. the driver of the car did not go to the hospital. des moines community leaders made a big announcement regarding the walnut street revitalization project. "today i am excited to announce that we will be bringing history to life just like that here in this space with a wells fargo museum"
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community leaders gathered at the wells fargo bank lobby on walnut street to make the announcement this morning. it's part of the street revitalization project. the plans to update the street came to a halt in march of 20-14 when the younkers building at 7th and walnut caught fire. back when it was first announced... backers said the revitalization would include adding shopping... restaurants... and apartments to the corridor. tonight at five, hear more about the museum plans and how leaders hope it helps bring people back to that area. downtown des moines is one step closer to getting a new hotel next to the convention center. the des moines city council approved to go further with the building of a 330- room hilton hotel complex attached to the convention center last night. this morning, the polk county supervisors passed the plan unanimously. the finalization of the building still must be approved. right now hilton is working with the
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urban design review board to finish the final plans. they are expected to have that done early next month. the convention center says a new hotel will only help des moines attract bigger and better events. "for the first time ever our convention center landed in the black last year.... over multiple days and that would be bringing it to the next level" construction is slated to begin in february of next year and the hotel is expected to be finished in december of 2017. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... let's head down to at the science center. ad lib wx quick skies will become partly sunny this afternoon and temperatures will top out about 60 degrees. clouds will fill in late tonight ahead
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wednesday. more details on the potential for severe storms... coming up. and with today being exactly one
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workers are joining in on a taking the fight for a living wage to the ballot box. members of the iowa citizens for community improvement will stage "fight for fifteen state today. dozens of workers willllather in front of a mcdonald's in des moines and waukee demanding at least 15 dollars an hour and better working conditions. the protests will start at 3-45 5-30 p-m. right now, iowa's minimum wage is 7 dollars and 25 cents an hour....which is the federal minimum. members of bernie sanders' campaign will rally with the iowa workers today and say that number is unacceptable. "workers who work for the united states government deserve the right to raise their children in security. they deserve the right to earn enough to live in a decent apartment or a decent house. while the democratic
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actually be in iowa.... sanders showed his support for the fight for 15 dollars movement on capitol hill. during the morning rally, the senator called workers his brothers and sisters. republicans may have to give an answer of their own on minimum wage during tonight's g-o-p debate in milwaukee wisconsin. for the first time... only eight candidates will take part in the main debate. mike huckabee and governor chris christie are assigned to the under - card debate. political analysts say jeb bush and marco rubio have a lot to prove this time around. but the main showdown will be rivals drilling the normally calm ben carson on his violent past. "this is the only election in history where you're better off if you stabbed somebody. what are we coming to?" the under - card debate begins at 6 p-m... with the main debate at 8... on fox business network. republicans in central iowa can watch the debate together
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tonight... the "dallas county g-o-p" is hosting a party at "mickey's irish pub" in waukee. it runs from 5 to 10 p-m. anyone is welcome... but an r-s-v-p is encouraged. you can do that on the group's facebook page. organizers hope the event will attract potential caucus goers. fresh off the debates... two republican presidential hopefuls will spend their veteran's day in iowa. jeb bush is scheduled to make three stops in the state tomorrow... he begins the day at the "hy-vee" in johnson... to serve coffee to veterans. then he's off to atlantic... for a meeting at the "coca - cola bottling company." and later he'll speak at the fire department in waukee. rand paul is set to make two stops in the afternoon tomorrow... he'll start in council bluffs... to meet with voters at the "hilton garden inn." then he's headed to ames... to host an event at "jeff's pizza." still ahead on your news at noon. tae kwan do is an intense workout. but teachers say there's a lot more going on here than a good
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sweat. how this martial arts form is helping fight against a big problem in schools. firefighters spent part of the
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afternoon but still nice conditions with temperatures reaching the low 60s. it is going to be wet and stormy by wednesday
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strong to severe, especially in southeast iowa. this is all due to a strong area of low pressure that will drop through the central us tomorrow. behind that system, it will be really windy and cold. a high wind watch will go into effect wednesday night through thursday morning. highs will be in the 40s by friday. the metro should drop below 32 degrees by friday morning.
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friday morning. tae kwan do is a great exercise for the body. but, martial arts also provide lessons that help students outside of class. i show you how one program tackles a problem that's been getting a lot of attention. "on you own count...." it's an action packed class... at farrell's u-s martial arts. "i come here to practice my
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forms, weapons, self defense, sparring, hand and kicking techniques." and matthew puhl has much to learn.... "i've learned there's really a lot more than i thought there was." perhaps the most important lesson for this black belt.... "the changes are amazing to be very honest, besides their abilities physically" is one you can't see. it's not what they do, it's the attitude they have. the yes sir, the yes ma'am's, please thank you. it's the respect they show to adults and the other kids as well." "we talk a little about the tenants of tae kwon do, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and then we also talk about being an upstander instead of a bystander." instructor brandon miller says they spend time on character development...hosting mat chats during lessons....talking about topics like bullying. "when it comes to bullying, it's going to be part of their mental health that's at risk, and so we want to make sure we let somebody know so they can take care of the situation." miller says the program teaches students to tell a teacher or someone in authority if they spot bullying. and, work to prevent it. "we always try and tell them to be as kind as possible so they
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choice than to be kind back or just to leave you alone." "keep that focus straight ahead. it's a lesson puhl has learned. "i've learned never to try to get into a fight. i've learned how to escape from grabs, so that's definitely helpful." and, big grab." as he works on defensive art skills...he hopes he never needs outside of class. "very good. ready go." stick around, a big crop production report is out.. and it changed a lot of the predictions of the iowa crop.. iowans produced more on less ground.. david geiger has that next on
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geiger. a big crop report today shows iowa can do more.. with less. the u-s-d-a's statistic service.. bumped up iowa corn yields by six.. to a hundred 89 bushels per acre.. that's 11 more than last year.. so even though we planted a hundred
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expected to produce nearly two point five billion bushels.. that's almost a hundred 30 million more bushels than last year. soybeans are expected to produce ten percent more than last year.. the u-s-d-a bumped its yields by three to 56 bushels per acre .. making it five more than last year.. so iowa farmers are expected to produce 50 million more bushels of beans than last year.. with the addition of 50 thousand acres.. the november 1st report margin of error averages 100 million bushels for corn.. and 40 million bushels for soybeans. the production report on a national level was more negative than the trade anticipated and many grain contracts are down double digits. "well, i think when you look at the report overall, it was a supply bearish report on corn, beans and wheat. and a demand bearish report on corn and wheat. the yields were bigger on corn and soybeans, they were larger than.." "the trade had anticipated. but the government also took an axe to the demand taking exports and ethanol usage down, and at the same time ending stocks on soybeans jumped to 465 million, that's certainly a large figure. 40 million over the
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last. the corn ending stocks jumped to 1716 million almost 200 million more than the last report. so, it's a market that pushed us to the down side here. negative news, negative reaction.." "the cattle markets, we really are having a price adjustment. slower exports, larger imports, we're seeing some fund selling, some technical selling hitting the cattle market" "the hog market, is at the seasonal time frame where we do usually see the weights increase, which is beginning to happen, we also see the overall supply continues to be large. we have to move down to a price level where we can clear the pork at the retail level along with the beef." earlier in may.. the u-s-d-a announced a hundred million dollar partnership with 21 states through the biofuel infrastructure partnership to double the number of fuel pumps that have renewable fuels.
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iowa is going to get 5 million of that and the farm service agency is in talks with the department of transportation who applied for the grant money. the goal is to put in around a hundred and 85 pumps and 25 tanks around the state. private partners match the funding in a one to one ratio. "this is an opportunity to support the market as prices have softened a little bit. and so, the benefit to iowa because we are the number one biofuels producer is an opportunity to produce and sell more biofuels, an opportunity to get into second generation biofuels, you know, we've got new plants opening in iowa that are doing cellulosic ethanol." whitaker says it's a boost for iowa to sell higher blends of ethanol. and that's all i have for the show today.. thanks for joining us.. i'll be back again tomorrow we put stories up every day.. check out who-tv dot com.. click news then agribusiness.
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a little more than a week after halloween the city's disneyland has already launched its full-scale holiday extravaganza. this year's theme is "christmas storybooks." it features well-known disney characters in seven christmas-themed stories. the event will run through december
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